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Drunk man topples Lenin as he tries to take selfie

By The Siberian Times reporter
05 June 2015

Bolshevik leader's statue crashes in pieces in Kemerovo.

The frightened man tried and failed to reassemble the Communist giant but as eyewitnesses approached he ran away. Picture: Konstantin Zinyakov

An unnamed man is in trouble with the police after seeking to take a selfie with Vladimir Lenin in the Siberian city. Sipping a bottle of beer, he 'jumped and grabbed Lenin's hand,' according to a local report. 

The statue fell over, smashing into pieces. The frightened man tried and failed to reassemble the Communist giant but as eyewitnesses approached he ran away.

Lenin fell after the selfie


Lenin fell after the selfie


Lenin fell after the selfie

Eyewitness Konstantin Zinyakov, 16, made the pictures of broken Lenin and made a selfie by himself against the background of the wreckage. Pictures: Konstantin Zinyakov

Police announced they had caught the perpetrator who has not been identified. 

Eyewitness Konstantin Zinyakov, 16, said: 'He was drunk. He wanted to pull himself up by Lenin's hand but did not manage it.

'We called the police immediately, and gave a description of the man. It all happened very quickly, in 30 seconds or so.'

Lenin fell after the selfie

This Lenin statue has fallen over several times, most recently in March this year when three schoolchildren rocked it. Picture: Artyom Belokobylsky

This gypsum statue has not had an easy time since it was erected in 2009. It has fallen over several times, most recently in March this year when three schoolchildren rocked it.

That time the statue also broke into pieces, but was repaired in time for the 145th anniversary of Lenin's birth on April 22.

Comments (4)

He shook Lenin's hand & this happened? I must look up at the moon tonight to see if there's a cow grazing on it. 3 breaks in the body? Mustn't have been too well put together.


PS. But at least Lenin kept his trousers on...
Jaker, Dundalk
10/06/2015 10:37
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Social Market Economy.
Enrique, Spain
09/06/2015 00:28
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Te time of Lenin has past.

Now Russia is developing as a social marketing economy.
Enrique, Spain
08/06/2015 18:32
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When I was a child, I used to sing in a school chorus. Then we sang: "Great Teacher Lenin is forever with you, me and all of us." :)
G. Gansukh, Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA
06/06/2015 22:11
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